miami beach history


Mug Shot of Capone's Arrest in Miami in May of 1930.

Al Capone in Miami – Part 3 of 4

For the first time in his life, Capone was serving time in jail. His sentence began in May of 1929 and by the spring of 1930 his jail time was…


Ocean Beach Realty Company where Miami Beach was Incorporated

Incorporation of Miami Beach in 1915

On March 26, 2015, Miami Beach will celebrate the centennial of its first incorporation date. Since 1915, Miami Beach has become one of the most prominent tourist destinations in the…


Allison Hospital in 1926

Allison Island and St. Francis Hospital

Following the closing of The Aquarium in April of 1923, James Allison still had plenty to keep him busy. While technically retired, Allison still operated Allison Engineering and ran the…